Bullying : School Should Be A Safe Place For Everyone

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Bullying has become an ever growing dilemma across the United States, and according to a study done by the U.S. Department of Education, eight percent of students between the ages of twelve and eighteen reported being bullied everyday. It has lead to the terrifying issue of a person taking their own life, or harming themselves. We cannot expect children to be able to do this alone, therefore adults need to become more involved, as well as schools. School should be a safe place for everyone, no one should feel like they’re in danger. Furthermore, it is time school staff put their foot down and attempt to put a stop to bullying. Bullying needs to be addressed in a stern, comforting way, but cannot be done without the help of students being informed of the realities, and both parents and teachers becoming involved. Students need to be informed of the emotional and physical effects of bullying. If everyone knew what bullying does to a person, they’d be less likely to bully because they would not want to put someone through this pain. Suicide has become a solution to students being bullied, but an even higher percent for those who classify themselves into the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual community. Female children are twice as likely to report an attempted suicide compared to males who are three to five times more likely to actually commit suicide. On the other hand, 1 in 3 LGB children reported attempting suicide (Levasseur). Another horrendous topic many children take on because of
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